Archive / Papers / Brown Family Papers: Boxes 9-11


A collection of letters and documents relating to the Brown family of Tiverton, Devon. Most of the letters are from the six children to their father’s second wife (mother to four of them, step-mother to the eldest two). There are a number of letters written from school, but most come from when the children were spread around the British Empire, and regularly wrote home with news and details of their lives. The four ‘boys’ also served in the First World War and some had long army careers.

The family comprises: Col. F.D.M. Brown, V.C. (Father), Mrs J. D. (Doris) Brown (mother/step-mother), Claude Russell Brown and Frank Brown (sons by FDMB’s first marriage), Wynyard (Wyn), Vincent (Kit), Llewyn (Llew) and Jessie (children from FDMB’s second marriage).

Household accounts and domestic financial documents, 1874-1939

Box 9 – Domestic accounts, invoices and bills, 1888, 1891 – Devon, France and India.

Box 10 – Domestic accounts, invoices and bills, 1892, 1893 – Devon and India.

Box 11 – Business, property titles, investments, trusts and allowances for children, covenants and investments, 1874-1939.